After Dwyane Wade spouted off his insanity about the Bulls organization lacking loyalty, ex-Bulls from all over the place have leaped to defend it.
"(Wade) made a statement about the Bulls not being loyal," Jackson
told NBA Fanhouse. "However, he forgot there are about six or seven
people there still with the Bulls like Bill Wennington and Stacey King
and John Paxson and on and on, Pete Myers and so forth and so on. But I
guess he was looking at Pippen and Jordan. I guess that was just the
front of the Bulls."
"D-Wade is absolutely wrong," Williams said Thursday evening in a phone
interview. "The Bulls did nothing but stand up for me in a time of
trouble. (Chairman) Jerry Reinsdorf and (then-general manager) John
Paxson were great to work with. Nobody said they had to take care of me
for an extra year after I got hurt.
"They kept me on medical insurance through surgery after surgery. They
showed me the family style that the organization was run by. I have no
words to explain what they did for me. I'm thankful to them for the rest
of my life."
Franchise giant Bob Love even called from his hospital bed.
"I haven't walked in almost three weeks," Love told the Tribune. "I've
been really down. I suffered an acute case of gout that I almost caught
too late. I kept hurting and didn't know what it was and I was treating
it with the wrong medication.
"Jerry Reinsdorf, (marketing vice
president) Steve Schanwald and (legal vice president) Irwin Mandel
searched around and found doctors for me. They said don't worry about
the costs. Just get me up here walking. (Friday) I'm supposed to be able
to get out of bed for the first time in weeks."
"It's funny because sometimes you hear other people say Jerry can be
too loyal," said Randy Brown, a former player and now a player
Brown joins Love, Paxson, Pete Myers, Bill
Wennington and Stacey King as former players currently working for the
organization. The late Johnny "Red" Kerr and Norm Van Lier had longtime
The article goes on to discuss Pippen calling Krause to thank him later on when the Bulls gave him an extra 23 million dollars by S&Ting him to Houston. How the Bulls financed surgeries to try to repair Bill Cartwright's larynx. It brings up bunch of guys who worked for the organization in some capacity over the years.
Heck, many of our personnel problems are perhaps grounded in the idea that the Bulls were too loyal to present players and overpaid them to stay.
For his part, D-Wade sort of back tracked on twitter saying his comments were taken out of context.